Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
 
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Engraving Forms.
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LIBRARY NEWS AND PROGRAMS

Designer Bag Bingo!

Sunday, October 7

Doors Open ~ 11:30am

Bingo Starts ~ 1:00pm

Dallas High School

 

Join us for a fun and exciting day of Designer Bag Bingo! In addition to the bingo games, we will be holding a bake sale, basket raffle, and everyone will have a chance at winning one of our door prizes! Convenient general and handicap parking. Spacious seating and accommodations!

 

Donations include 3 bingo cards for 20 games; extra cards will be available for purchase at the door.

 

Come in to the library to reserve a table or to purchase a ticket. Tickets are required for entry for all ages. Presale tickets may be purchased for $20.00 (we can accept cash, check, or credit/debit card). If you are paying by credit or debit card, we can accept your reservations by phone. Table reservation can be made for parties of 8 or more.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25.00. You can also contact Karen at 570-417-2083, or Suzanne at 570-301-4778.
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Front Desk Library Assistant

One evening, weekdays,

and every other Saturday.

 

Must be organized, have an ability to multitask, and possess excellent interpersonal, writing, and computer skills.

Accuracy in performing the responsibilities of the position and working well in a team environment are necessary.

Library experience is helpful; college degree preferred, but not required.

 

Send resumes to:

BMML

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas PA 18612

Music For Wellness Workshop

Wednesday, September 26

6:30pm ~ 7:30pm

Call or come in to register.

 

Join us for this program presented by Cheryl Mozidan, MM, MT-BC owner and lead therapist of Summit Music Therapy LLC. Eperience3 evidenced ways to lower blood pressure, boost your immune system, and release tension through the use of music.

Participants are invited to take part in a friendly game of name that tune, progressive muscle relaxation exercise, and guided meditation to live music.

Expect to learn how to lead yourself through progressive muscle relaxation at home.

Chair Yoga Informative Workshop

Friday, September 28 ~ 11:00am – 12:00pm

$10.00 Per Person. Call or come in to register.

 

Explore the possibilities of practicing yoga in a chair! We will discuss the range of motion of the joints, and be introduced to a variety of poses while learning how to use a chair for support. This informational workshop is suitable for office workers, active seniors, or anyone seeking variety in their yoga practice. Appropriate for beginners.

Frances Slocum: Child of Two Americas

Wednesday, October 10 ~ 6:30pm

Call or come in to register.

 

Join us for this presentation by Bill Bachman on the history of Frances Slocum and her abduction.

Communicating For Success:

Watch Your Language

Wednesday, October 24 ~ 7:00pm

Call or come in to register.

 

Have you ever lost an important sale or networking connection and wondered why? It could be because you are selling and networking the same way with everyone and not tailoring your activities to each person’s behavioral style.

Paul Hatrak, CPA, CGMA, will lead this interactive discussion that will help you understand your behavioral style, how to recognize the style of others, and how to blend your style for more effective communication.

 

The course is free and open to the public.

Attorneys will receive 1 CLE Credit. CPAs will receive 1 CPE Credit.

Back Mountain Memorial Library Farmers' Market

Saturdays, July 14 - October 13

9:00am ~ 2:00pm

At the Dallas High School on Hildebrandt Road.

Ample parking and easy handicap access.

 

Stop in to the Farmers' Market for a wide selection of locally grown produce, as well as artisanal breads and baked goods, locally sourced honey, and many other fine products from local farmers!

Yoga Class

Monday Evenings ~ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

September 17 ~ October 22

Class size is limited.

 

The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning September 17. The class costs $60.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.

2018 Fall Story Time

 

Call or come in to the library to register after 9:30am. Story Times begin the week of September 24 and end the week of November 12.

 

Please see the Children’s Room Page for more information.
Events and Fundraisers
The Giving Evergreen
 
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.

Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!

 
Click on the picture or the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall

Seasonal Views of Back Mountain by Nancy Rehm

 

Nancy Rehm, of Dallas, will be showcasing her display titled Leaves, Light, and Water: Seasonal Views of Back Mountain this September.

 

Working mainly with oil pastels, Nancy describes what she does as “sophisticated finger-painting”. She draws with the pastels and uses her fingers to blend them on the paper. Nancy has been creating art her whole life and has worked with many different types of media including watercolor, oil paint, and fresco, but pastel is her preferred medium. She studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and at Tufts University. She stumbled upon the Sennelier brand of oil pastels a few years ago, falling in love with them immediately. She prefers the tactile sensation of working directly with the materials rather than using a brush.

Rehm states that after she moved to Dallas, she discovered Frances Slocum State Park and started visiting almost every day. She would take photos of trees, leaves and the lake as references for her work to capture the feel of the different seasons over the year. Her art can be purchased directly via her Facebook page – Nancy Rehm @artrehm.

Of her work, Rehm states “my project is to make ordinary natural scenes and objects look magical and inviting, to entice the viewer into spending time in the little world inside the frame.”

Display Case

Jan Lohmann, of Harvey’s Lake, will be showcasing her teapot collection this September.

 

Jan has been collecting teapots for the past 30 years and states that her love of tea got her interested in starting a collection. She states that it is “fun to make a nice pot of tea and relax.” Of her collection, her favorite piece is her mom’s first teapot she got for her wedding shower. “We used it every Saturday night for tea with dinner.” Jan both buys and receives teapots as gifts from friends and family, but has asked people to stop since she has acquired so many now. However, if she sees one that she likes, she will purchase it.

Lohmann states, “In addition to Mom’s first teapot, I have another one she received as a gift in 1945. I have 48 at this point, all different types and styles, but my favorites are blue and white in any style.”
Continuing Programs

BookBrowse

 

Are you looking for a good book, or something similar to one you just finished? Try BookBrowse!

 

BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers which includes reviews, previews, “read-alike” suggestions, “beyond the book” articles, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.

 

It seeks out gems from both established writers and first time authors; novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just page-turners, and thought provoking nonfiction that entertains as it informs.

Each month hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy BookBrowse's extensive free content, and many subscribe to their free newsletters.

 

Click on the BookBrowse tab to start your adventure today!

Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Thursdays ~ 11:00am -12:00pm

and 1:30pm -2:30pm

 

The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by calling or coming in to the library.

To Renew Items Online:

 
1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
 
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patrons is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
 
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
 
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
If you have any problems, please feel free
to contact the library for assistance.
 
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
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for the current Newsletter!

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